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Do Your Own iPhone 4S Teardown: Video

If you're the type of overly curious person who is tempted to break apart your new Apple iPhone 4S to see what it's like on the inside, then you're not the only one; the team at Daily iPhone Blog (opens in new tab) has put together a demonstration video for inquisitive users to do just that, if you're patient (and brave) enough.

Before going any further, I should point out that opening up your iPhone handset does void your warranty with Apple, and you do so at your own risk.

The process, as demonstrated on the clip, takes more than twenty minutes, with the helpless iPhone 4S being stripped down bit by bit for a closer examination of its inner components.

Obviously you're going to need the right tools for this teardown which include: a Pentalobe screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a flat head screwdriver, a pry tool, and a pair of tweezers. Of course a lot of patience and and a certain degree of know-how would come in handy too.

The first step, after iPhone 4S is turned off and ready on the operating table, is to remove the SIM tray followed by the Pentalobe screws from the bottom edge of the handset. The battery can then be popped out by the removal of two screws. With the use of the pry tool, the speaker cable is gently pushed aside. After that...

Well, if you're still following and feel up to it, you should watch the video (opens in new tab) for yourself.

Radu is the founder of, and has worked as a freelance writer for ITProPortal, as well as having been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.